Fire At Kyoto Animation, Twenty-Five Confirmed Dead And Suspected Arsonist In Police Custody [Update]

Kyoto Animation, one of Japan’s most popular anime studios, was reportedly set ablaze this morning in Japan. A man in his 40s was allegedly seen pouring a flammable liquid and setting it ablaze. He is currently in police custody.

Since n0 AR -15 or any other fully semi automatic assault weapon with a 700 round clip was involved, we must not include this mass killing in the world record.

Nothing to see here.

Blogson Jusichin informs me the casualty lit is now up to 33.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

7 thoughts on “Mass Killing Japan: 25 dead but thank God not by Guns. (Update: 33 killed)”
  1. […] Good thing Japan has strict gun laws or someone might have gotten hurt. My chief argument against people who want to tighten up gun laws because of mass killing is: “OK, then what do we do when that doesn’t work, and we still have mass killings?” Because we will. You don’t need an AR-15 to kill a lot of people quickly. Tactics are a lot more important. Even with a bolt action rifle that only holds 5 rounds, the killer can still succeed if they adjust their tactics to match the capabilities of the weapon. So the idea that you ban this gun or that gun is not borne out by reality. Mass killings have been very successfully pulled off by trucks and explosives and even bladed weapons in countries that have strict gun laws and little cultural history of private gun ownership. […]

  2. Latest update (as of this comment): “The 41-year-old man in police custody has reportedly never worked for Kyoto Animation nor is he directly connected to the company.”

    So… a random act of violence fire, or a pissed-off consumer. Not a current or former employee, estranged- or ex-spouse, or family member.

    Just goes to show, a person with a grudge (real or perceived) doesn’t need a gun to cause mass death and mayhem. Common household items (like gasoline and lighters or matches) work equally effectively, if not more so.

    1. According to today’s WSJ, an ex-con — served several years in jail for armed robbery. (Armed, in “gun free” Japan? I’m shocked, shocked.)

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